Pandya Plenary PPSR2012

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Presentation Title: Citizen Science: Science as if People Mattered
Presenter: Raj Pandya, Director, Spark: UCAR Science Education, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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Pandya Plenary PPSR2012

  1. 1. Citizen  Science:  Science  as  if   people  mattered   Raj  Pandya   Conference  on  Public  Par3cipa3on  in  Science  Research     4  August  2012   Portland  OR    
  2. 2. Partners  in  Science:  Science  as  if   people  mattered     Raj  Pandya   Conference  on  Public  Par3cipa3on  in  Science  Research     4  August  2012   Portland  OR    
  3. 3. Citizen  Science  Demographics  Individuals  from  historically  under-­‐represented  groups  par3cipate  less  than  majority  groups    Affluent  par3cipants  outnumber  less-­‐affluent  par3cipants  
  4. 4. Why  ?  Access      transporta3on,  3ming,  natural  seFngs  and/or   compu3ng,  family  engagement,  scien3fic   background  Culture     Cri3cal  mass,  unfamiliar  prac3ces,  divergent  values  Relevance   are  the  problems  inves3gated  by  ci3zen  science   aligned  with  community  priori3es?    
  5. 5. Victor  H.  Rivera-­‐Monroy  and  Robert  R.  Twilley  
  6. 6. Examples  Doing  Science  with  Communi0es  
  7. 7. Vanishing  Points  Louisiana  Delta    
  8. 8. Wild  Rice  on  White  Earth  
  9. 9. Managing Meningitis in the Sahel
  10. 10. A  suggested  framework  
  11. 11. Align  research  with  community   priorities  
  12. 12. Plan  for  co-­‐management  
  13. 13. Incorporate  multiple  kinds  of   knowledge  
  14. 14. Communicate  
  15. 15. Engage  the  Community  at  every  step  
  16. 16. Partners  in  Science  By  paying  even  more  aSen3on  to  doing  science  with  people,  ci3zen  science  can  provide  a  model  for  making  science  more  relevant  and  useful  
  17. 17. pandya@ucar.edu  

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